Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Brett Young, ‘Like I Loved You’ [Listen]
It turns out Brett Young does heartbreak pretty well, too. The singer and Taste of Country RISERS act bleeds during "Like I Loved You," a desperate breakup song from his self-titled debut album.
Colt Ford Fan Steals the Mic, and Then He Steals the Show [Watch]
Colt Ford bent down to sing "Dirt Road Anthem" with a fan in a wheelchair, and the crowd hasn't stopped cheering since.
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Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" is a sunrise cup of coffee. A smooth, robust delivery calms the nerves. A heartfelt message leaves you on a high that will power your day.
These Country Stars Sure Love Their Dogs
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Justin Moore’s First Show After Son’s Birth Is an Emotional One [Pictures]
Justin Moore has played "Simple Man" before, but as he wrapped a lengthy set at Country Jam Colorado, he performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover with more empathy than ever before.
Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert + Others Tell Painfully Bad #DadJokes [Watch]
What do you call a deer with no eyes? A mushroom walks into a bar ... What's brown and sticky?
Make Way for Baby: Pregnant Country Wives Walk the CMT Red Carpet [Pictures]
If you hadn't noticed the country music baby boom before, you couldn't miss it at the 2017 CMT Music Awards on June 7. Four wives of country men walked, sporting varying sized bumps.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Danielle Bradbery, ‘Sway’ [Listen]
Danielle Bradbery's transformation is perhaps only topped by Billy Gilman's when he showed up on The Voice, the show that made this Texan famous. "Sway" and everything the now 20-year-old singer (Yes, she's nearly drinking!) has going with it is an awakening.
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Country stars and fans are loving the singer's hit from Ripcord.
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The list of stars who've played the annual Taste of Country Music Festival starts off notable and ends with legends.